Save the Pentlands seek urgent help!

We have had an appeal for help from Save the Pentlands Working Group on behalf of folk fighting against another application for yet another wind farm in West Lothian. The clock is ticking towards the 18th May after which no further objections will be accepted. They are desperate for more objections to tip the balance
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Crowdfunding Appeal (Tullymurdoch)

Dear Supporters, Some of you may remember the story late last year about Helen Douglas, the Perthshire hill shepherdess who took up the cudgels for the Scottish wildcat against a wind farm developer at Tullymurdoch. Tullymurdoch is one of the last remaining territories for a species which is on the brink of extinction. It also
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Wildcat/ Osprey v Tullymurdoch Wind Farm

One summer evening I was walking through long grasses on the face of the hill opposite my cottage. A striped wildcat kitten shot from underneath my left foot. The only other occasion I have seen a live wildcat, she was sunning herself in a hollow. I watched her through binoculars for a an hour or
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A message from SAS Chair Graham Lang …

Please consider completing this survey to support SAS’s aspirations on planning reform.​ DEADLINE: ​23 December This survey/consultation is part of the​Scottish Government’s ​preparation ​for its upcoming Planning Bill (2017), which it considers Community Engagement to be an important part of. We all know about community engagement with wind farm developers and it is important our
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COUNCIL BACKTRACKS AND SUPPORTS THE VERY WINDFARM THAT IT OBJECTED TO BEING BUILT!

A Community Council in the Scottish Borders is expressing outrage and disbelief that a local planning officer is now recommending support for a larger version of a controversial windfarm that Scottish Borders Council objected to ever being built. Scottish Borders Council was one of several groups that objected to the 48-turbine windfarm at Fallago Rig
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Trust rebuts wind farm and tourism study and calls for independent research

The Trust has called for a genuinely independent study on the impact of industrial scale wind farms on tourism in rural communities and wild land areas, disputing a recent paper which claimed that wind farms don’t impact on tourism. Douglas Wynn, former academic and senior consultant and recently elected John Muir Trust Trustee, has produced
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Power of Scotland: Energy Policy in Scotland

Author: Dr Stuart Paton is an adviser to the oil and gas industry and former chief executive of Dana Petroleum. Reforming Scotland: This is the latest in a series of individual contributions to the publication, ‘Reforming Scotland’, which aims to set out a possible vision for Scotland’s future which can inform and influence the policy
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